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The Red-Hot Lineup at this Year’s BoB Conference

When you’re hot, you’re hot, as they say … and this year’s Best of Breed Conference sizzles with a very hot lineup of keynote interviews and speakers.

The Magic of Women and Networking

There are thousands of communities and networking events for women popping up everywhere, not only in IT.  Why is it we as women find value in networking?  

Managing Millennials: Where women have an edge

We have all read the studies on the influx of millennials who are expected to represent 25 percent of the workforce by 2020. We talk about how that will change business culture.  This is not news to anyone, but there is strong agreement in just about every article that millennials are growing at a faster rate as a percentage of the workforce and they are looking to be managed and motivated differently than what is common practice today. I submit that the skills needed for success in the future workplace are the skills that women have been bringing to the table for hundreds of years.  

Emotion In The Workplace: Is It OK To Cry?

Recently, the question of women and anger/emotion in the workplace has been getting some press, and I find myself flip-flopping on how I feel about it. It started with a comment by a senior-level female exec I GREATLY admire who admitted to getting so angry in an executive boardroom situation that she cried. The reaction to the tears from her male counterparts was, "No crying allowed." 

Instead of recoiling, she took a moment and channeled that anger into an expletive-laced tirade that would make any sailor proud, and then quit her job. Every woman in the room applauded as if to say, "YES!  YOU GO GIRL! Wish I had the guts to do that!" Another female exec used the notion of "no crying" as an example of what people tell women at an early age that holds them back from being successful.

‘Lean In’ Or Leapfrog? How One Woman Changed The Game

The best part of my job is that I spend a fair amount of time planning The Channel Company’s events for female executives, and I have the privilege of listening to and being inspired by many successful women, each with a story more fascinating than the last.